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HRCP vows to confront any bid to ambush freedom of expression

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, September 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed strong reservations over a proposed draft that is apparently aimed at gagging the print media and said that civil society will vigorously resist any such attempt. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission stated: “HRCP is greatly alarmed by the circulation of a […]

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SAHR statement calling to end atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a network of human rights defenders, vehemently condemns the wide ranging atrocities against the Rohingyas by the Myanmar’s military in their ‘clearance operations’ since 25 August 2017. An attack by Rohingya insurgents against the Myanmar security forces has reportedly triggered off the extreme spate of violence and discrimination against […]

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SAHR vehemently condemns the killing of Journalist Gauri Lankesh

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), the regional human rights network, expresses grave concern on the killing of senior Kannada journalist and social activist Gauri Lankesh. Ms. Lankesh, a vocal critique of Hindutva politics, was shot dead at close range by unidentified assailants in Bengaluru on 5th September 2017. She was running her own tabloid called Gauri […]

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Time to rid Pakistan of disappearances is now: HRCP

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, August 30: It was high time Pakistan took robust measures to end the illegal practice of enforced disappearance and brought to justice the perpetrators, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) stated on Wednesday. In a statement released to the media, HRCP said: “International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, August 30, holds particular relevance to Pakistan since […]

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Time to save and rebuild democracy

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, July 29. Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama papers case and the subsequent developments the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for a nationwide effort to build strong democratic traditions. In a statement issued here today the commission said: The highest court in the land has spoken and its […]

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HRCP condemns the Mustang killing of Hazaras

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, July 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) strongly condemns the latest incident of wanton violence against the Hazara Shia Community in Balochistan and takes serious notice of the government’s failure to curb violence against a minority community and its inability to crackdown on known militant outfits.  The latest targeted killing to […]

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SAHR Declaration on Peace, Security and Protection of Human Rights at Borders in South Asia

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has issued the following declaration on peace and protection of human rights along borders in South Asia. We, members of civil society from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, have gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7 and 8 July 2017 at the Round Table […]

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HRCP condemns attack on Asma Jahangir’s associates in courtroom

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, June 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned an attack by scores of lawyers on renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir’s associates inside a courtroom in the Lahore High Court. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP denounces in the strongest possible terms the assault on Asma Jahangir’s associates. […]

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Bangladesh: Conduct a credible investigation into threats of violence andensure protection of Sultana Kamal

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

We, several international and regional civil society organisations express deep concern over violent threats received by Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and women human rights defender in Bangladesh. Sultana received these threats from the radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam (Hefazat), a coalition of teachers and students of quami Madrasas1 , after expressing her opinion on a […]

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HRCP concern over journalist’s killing, serious threats to another

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, June 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the killing of journalist in Haripur and death threats and an apparent attack against another in Lahore. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission stated: “We have received with great concern reports of targeted killing of Bakhshish Elahi, bureau chief of […]

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